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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain the electrical system of winder installations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258940  Maintain the electrical system of winder installations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for persons who will be involved in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in the mining industry and specifically to maintain the electrical system of winder operations.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to maintaining the electrical system of winder operations.
  • Prepare to maintain the electrical system of winder operations.
  • Maintain the electrical system of winder operations.
  • Test the electrical system of winder operations and prepare for operation.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of maintaining the electrical system of winder operations in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Use hand held test instruments at NQF Level 2.
  • Use hand tools at NQF Level 2.
  • Knowledge of the shaft signalling and communication system's operation at NQF Level 2.
  • Knowledge of the dangers related to electrocution at NQF Level 2.
  • The treatment for electrical shock at NQF Level 2.
  • Know the dangers associated with working in close proximity of electricity.
  • Know the treatment for electrical shock. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following context applies to the whole unit standard:

    Winder may include but is not limited to:
  • AC operated.
  • DC operated.

    Maintenance must include but is not limited to:
  • Inspection and testing of safety devices and systems.
  • External inspection of electrical components and rectification of defects.
  • Identifying and repairing those defects, for example, loose terminations, which will only be apparent by de-energising the equipment and opening up enclosures, or using, where necessary, tools or test equipment (or both). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to maintaining the electrical system of winder installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of shaft signalling and communication systems is explained in terms of safety and communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the different types of cleaning material, equipment and solvents are explained with reference to occupational health, safety and impact on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various cleaning methods are explained in accordance with company procedures and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The code of signals is explained in terms of company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to maintain the electrical system of winder installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual from injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and test equipment required are selected, examined and transported in accordance with laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Affected parties are notified of scheduled inspections in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace-based hazards and associated significant occupational health and safety-related risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with hazard identification procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not preparing to maintain the electrical system of winder installations in line with company procedures and manufacturers specifications are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those relating to:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and test equipment.
  • Notifying affected parties.
  • Workplace hazard identification, awareness and control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain the electrical system of winder installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is used in a manner that protects the individual from injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The winder installation to be maintained is identified in accordance with the inspection schedule and identification markings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Power is switched off and lockout procedures are adhered to in accordance with company procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The winder installation is inspected in accordance with the inspection schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hazards and risks directly related to the inspection of the system are identified and addressed in accordance with hazard identification procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with company policy, promotes effective teamwork, and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Tools, material and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of not maintaining the electrical system of a winder installation in line with company procedures and manufacturers specifications are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Switching off the power and adhering to lock out procedures.
  • Maintaining the system.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of tools and test equipment.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the electrical system of winder operations and prepare for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The power is switched on in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The winder installation is tested for correct operation in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with specified housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored in accordance with laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The feedback report complies with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not testing the electrical system of winder operations and not preparing for operation in line with company procedures and manufacturers specifications are explained in terms of potential effect on the environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Switching on the power.
  • Testing the winder installation.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to maintaining the electrical system of a winder installation:
  • Purpose.
  • Tools, materials and equipment.
  • Methods.
  • Fault finding principles.
  • Principle of operation and function of winder installations.
  • Electrical components of winder installations and their function.
  • What is meant by risk assessments and how to use risk assessment documentation.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to maintaining the electrical system of a winder installation, their consequences and mitigating actions.
  • PPE requirements and the reason for each.
  • Environmental issues and mitigating actions.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Emergency procedures.

    Applicable statutory requirements:
  • Relevant clauses from applicable acts and regulations.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Competency requirements and restrictions of personnel carrying out basic surveying and calculations.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison with associated operations and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The learner demonstrates the understanding that in an engineering environment affective teamwork is of utmost importance in working safely and productively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The learner demonstrates understanding that activities, tools and equipment have to be managed effectively in order to ensure safe and efficient engineering activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The learner demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers in the engineering environment, in which team members interact with each other and with those of other teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: The learner demonstrates an understanding of and ability to use advanced engineering techniques, technology, materials and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: The learner demonstrates understanding that various systems contribute to the overall safety and productivity of an engineering environment, and that it is as important to contribute to the efficiency of those systems as to be supported by them. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    2. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    3. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 



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